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PostSubject: The Watchtower   Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:25 pm

The Watchtower
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Supported Gametypes

This map was designed with 1 bomb and 1 Flag CTF specifically in mind. However, it will work with other Team Games, such as slayer, King of the Hill, and Oddball as well as the other CTF and Assault variants. 4 v 4 and 5 vs 5 is best, but it can support larger parties.

Map Layout

As the title implies, the map is dominated by a large central watchtower where the flag spawn and bomb depository is located inside an open room. The lone entrance to this room is blocked by a large dumpster, but this can be moved out of the way by a constantly respawning grav lift. Just be careful when walking underneath the lift that you don't get sucked to the top. If this happens, just destroy the lift, and the dumpster will still be far enough away that you'll be able to jump out.

To the left of the main watchtower lies another two-story structure that is crucial to control. Atop this tower is a sniper rifle which gives a clean line of sight to the top of the main tower as well as other parts of the map. Due to its proximity to both attacker and defender spawns, this typically becomes an urban fight to the death for tower supremacy. Also added in here is a lone rocket launcher with extra clips, so acquiring this tool of destruction should be a high priority.

To the right of the main watchtower lies a smaller sniper tower as well as what I call the exploding room. the sniper tower is just that - a narrower sniper tower that's taller. A teleporter at its base gives easy access to the top room. From here, the sniper has great sight lines to almost the entire map, but there is no cover up here as well. The exploding room is a rather interesting area. Giant barriers act as door which can't be moved by almost any sort of weapon fire. So, how do you get inside? The only way to open this room up is to set off a chain reaction by shooting the fusion coils atop the structure. When this starts, stand back, as the doors open with a ton of speed. Inside this room rests a lone gravity hammer along with a speed boost power-up, perfect for taking down anyone camping atop the watchtower.

The defenders have access to a handful of shotguns and battle rifles along with a few grenades and the aforementioned sniper rifles. Atop the main tower sits a flamethrower as well. Their tough, defensible location makes it a challenge for the attackers to storm the towers.

So how do the attackers actually accomplish their mission? They start with access to the power weapons before the defenders do, as well as proximity to battle rifles, smg's, carbines, and a beam rifle. They also have an invisibility power-up for an element of stealth. This respawns quickly for them, so should their first attack run not work out, it will be back shortly later. Once geared up for war there are a number of ways into the complex, so the attackers can mix it up as they like. They can all go in together, or they can split up for flanking maneuvers. Either way, teamwork is crucial to oust the defenders.

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The view from the attackers main spawn area. The larger sniper tower is in the foreground.

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Here's the view from the right side. The exploding room is in the foreground with the taller sniper tower looming in the background.

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Opening the exploding room. See if you can find the invisible guy!

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Here's a close-up of the watchtower. Note the grav lift to the left of the room. This respawns every 10 seconds.

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Opening the room up to get inside. Try not to walk underneath the grav lift!

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Here's a good reason not to camp inside. He was crouching in the room.

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I thank you for taking the time to look at my map, and please leave feedback - good or bad! I'm constantly looking for ideas to improve the map, and your input would be appreciated. And for the map's Easter Egg: There's a Fuel Rod Cannon hidden somewhere accessible in the map. See if you can find it without going into forge mode for a challenge!

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PostSubject: Re: The Watchtower   Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:31 pm

This actually looks cool, too bad I don't have foundry. This will be on my "To DL" list.
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PostSubject: Re: The Watchtower   Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:06 am

Looks like this map is set for some fun. i'll dl rate and comment. Please check out my maps!
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PostSubject: Re: The Watchtower   Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:10 am

Looks pretty sweet man. But the fence walls on the top room could be a little cleaner. Personally, I don't like the big wholes that are created by the slant/

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PostSubject: Re: The Watchtower   Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:53 am

very creative idea. looks sweet. i'll check it out. and amoeba, the maps are free on the 25th.

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